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Has my F717 kicked the bucket?

I last used my 717 last weekend w/no problems, and after charging the battery last night, tried to take some photos today. When I cut the camera on and removed the lens cap, everything on the LCD was "smeared". I switched to viewfinder with the same results. images I saved to the memory stick last week are clear when viewed, but I can't for the life of me figure out what is happening now.

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Re: Has my F717 kicked the bucket?

If the LCD is "smeared" in record mode, it isn't the memory stick or any of the other solutions you've been offered. It's one of the following, I would guess: 1) condensation in the camera 2) loose or bad connector to the CCD or power supply 3) Camera is history. Hit eBay and get a new one BTW, It costs about $175 for repair by Sony (at least the last time I had a repair done on a 717). It's probably worth it as long as the rest of the camera is in good shape. Definitely cheaper than buying a new one or a used one. Sorry about your problem...

Posted on Sep 12, 2005

Re: Has my F717 kicked the bucket?

Sony has a problem which they are adressing free till Oct 2 2007. They have a quick diagnostic procedure which will let you know if this failure is completely covered shipping and all. http://esupport.sony.com/perl/news-item.pl?mdl=DSCF717&news_id=118

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Re: Has my F717 kicked the bucket?

Had a similar problem which turned out to be the card reader. Direct USB from the camera works fine.

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Re: Has my F717 kicked the bucket?

Did you try a different memory stick? it's the only thing i can think of testing. (right now)

Posted on Sep 12, 2005

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